Preparing food safely

  • Wash fruit, vegetables and salads to remove all traces of soil, which may contain toxoplasma which can harm your unborn baby.
  • Wash all surfaces and utensils, and your hands, after preparing raw foods (poultry, meat, eggs, fish, shellfish and raw vegetables) to help you avoid food poisoning.
  • Make sure that raw foods are stored separately from ready-to-eat foods, otherwise there’s a risk of contamination.
  • Use a separate knife and chopping board for raw meats.
  • Heat ready meals until they’re steaming hot all the way through – this is especially important for meals containing poultry.